WhiteCap Courses


PA Basic Boating

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's PA Basic Boating Course was developed to supply boaters with practical information so they can make better informed decisions on the water. Instructors provide students with information to help them reduce the risk of injury and conflict on the water. Boating Safety Education Certificates are required for all operators of personal watercraft, and for boat operators born after January 1, 1982 that operate motorboats of more than 25 horsepower.




Water Rescue for the
First Responder


This 2 ½-hour classroom course is for anyone who may respond to a water emergency. Topics include scene assessment, activation of the Emergency Response System, evaluation of potential and existing water hazards, scene management, rescue vs. recovery, and personal safety measures. This course meets NFPA 1670 awareness level guidelines.

Water Rescue and Emergency Response

This 16-hour course includes many valuable swiftwater rescue techniques. Using both classroom and practical hands-on training, Water Rescue & Emergency Response covers planning, medical considerations, rescue equipment, self-rescue and shore-based rescue techniques. This course meets or exceeds NFPA 1670 operator level guidelines.

Emergency Boat Operation and Rescue


This 16-hour course is a must-have for any rescue unit involved in on-the-water operations. Emergency Boat Operation & Rescue includes both classroom and practical hands-on training in boat selection, recommended equipment, boat-handling, moving-water tactics, and boat-rescue techniques. This course meets NFPA 1670 technician level guidelines,

Prerequisites: Water Rescue & Emergency Response



Advanced Line Systems Rescue


This 16-hour course includes classroom and practical hands-on training in line-systems rescues such as Moveable Control Point, Z-drag, Zip Line, and dynamic ferry. Tethered rescue techniques using Type V PFDs are also addressed. This course meets NFPA 1670 technician level guidelines.

Prerequisites: Water Rescue & Emergency Response

Ice Rescue and Emergency Response


This 16-hour course prepares rescue personnel to evaluate and respond to ice related emergencies. Students learn how to identify ice conditions, use ice rescue equipment and practice shore, boat, and direct contact ice rescue techniques. This course meets NFPA 1670 technician level guidelines.

Prerequisites: Water Rescue & Emergency Response

Ice Safety - Basic Survival & Rescue


This 2 hour course is designed to train emergency services personnel who respond to Ice related incidents and recreational enthusiast. First Responders who arrive on the scene of a water incident must recognize the risks and dangers associated with Ice Emergencies and take appropriate actions to insure their safety. This course will address Ice Characteristics, Ice Formation, Ice Strengths, Ice Types, Cold Weather Clothing/Layering, PFDs, Medical Considerations, Drowning and Ice Safety Equipment.

Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission

Led by certified Red Cross instructors, Bloodborne Pathogens Training helps your organization comply with the training component of OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, including OSHA's Needlestick Standard. In about two hours, employees learn vital information about managing a potential exposure to an infectious disease in the workplace, including:

How bloodborne pathogens are spread
How to prevent exposures
What to do if exposed to infectious materials



Healthcare Provider CPR

This course is designed to teach students how to recognize and care for breathing, cardiac & stroke emergencies under the standards of the American Heart Association. The course emphasizes hands-on CPR skills for all age groups, the use of bag mask device and oxygen for ventilation, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief for foreign body airway obstruction (choking). This course is appropriate for anyone in a healthcare setting, nursing students, lifeguards.

 


AED Instruction

Instruction on the use of an Automated External Defibrillators (AED) can be added to any course for a minimal fee. The student will learn the safe operation and precautions of utilizing an AED for defibrillation. This course is appropriate for the general public, and some healthcare personnel depending upon company policy.


Heartsaver Adult,
Child/Infant CPR


This course is designed to teach students how to recognize and care for breathing, cardiac and stroke emergencies in adults, children, and infants to the standards of the American Heart Association. The course emphasizes hands-on CPR skills for all age groups and first aid for foreign body airway obstruction (choking). After the course the student will have the knowledge, training, and up-to-date skills to help save a life. This course is appropriate for the general public, and some healthcare personnel depending upon company policy.




Heartsaver CPR for Family
and Friends


This course is designed to teach students how to recognize and care for breathing, cardiac and stroke emergencies in adults, children, and infants to the standards of the American Heart Association. The class emphasizes hands-on CPR skills and first aid for foreign body airway obstruction (choking). After the course the student will have the knowledge, training, and up-to-date skills to help save a life. This course is appropriate for anyone interested to knowing CPR but who does not need a course completion credential.


Heartsaver CPR in Schools

This course is designed to teach students how to recognize and care for breathing, cardiac and stroke emergencies in adults, children, and infants to the standards of the American Heart Association. The class emphasizes hands-on CPR skills and first aid for foreign body airway obstruction (choking). Also included is instruction on the use of the automated external defibrillator (AED). Students receive certification credentials.

 


Heartsaver First Aid

This course is designed to teach students how to manage illness and injuries in an adult to the standards of the American Heart Association and OSHA recommendations. The course emphasizes First Aid skills in three core modules: General Principals of First Aid, Medical Emergencies, and Injury Emergencies, and an optional module on Environmental Emergencies. After the course the student will have the knowledge, training, and up-to-date skills to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes of an emergency until professional help arrives. This course is appropriate for the general public, day care personnel, and school employees. CPR and AED may be added to this course.



Heartsaver First Aid Pediatric

This course is designed to teach students how to manage illness and injuries in a child to the standards of the American Heart Association. The course emphasizes First Aid skills in three four core modules: First Aid Basics, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies, and Environmental Emergencies. This course is appropriated for education and child care professionals, recreation staff members, new parents and other caretakers.

 


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